CND added the final dramatic splash of colour to outfits in Romance Was Born’s ‘Opal Goddess’ show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney last week

Held in Hubert, a French restaurant in the heart of Sydney, the show saw models sashaying between tables in designs inspired by Jenny Kee’s iconic prints – including the opal print used by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel in 1983; a black-and-white vine pattern taken from one of her infamous knits; and a Goddess silk collage filled with almighty females “from Gaia to Aphrodite”.

Jenny, “a long-time inspiration, mentor and friend” of Romance Was Born designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, provided the duo with the prints from her archive to “reimagine” the works.

Danelle Dent, public relations coordinator for Pacific Nail and Beauty (the distributor of CND in Australia), says the CND nail team created unique, one-off designs, “from noir opulence to a kaleidoscopic explosion of colours” to complement each inspired primordial goddess outfit.

“The team created medium oval nails with bright half-moon tip and cuticle designs fashioned from our CND Creative Play Nail Lacquer colours in On A Dare, Red-y To Roll, Love It Or Leaf It, Drop Anchor!, Royalista, Isn’t She Grape, Taxi Please and our CND Vinylux Weekly Polish colours in Black Pool, Cream Puff, Gotcha, Brass Button, Cake Pop, Jellied, Palm Deco, Hot Pop Pink, Crushed Rose.”

Danelle says the team, which has styled nails at MBFW for over a decade, offers “a unique fashion week nail service” to ensure impeccable results in the high-pressure environment.

“Nail designs are pre-made on adhesive tips allowing for fast, no-mess application, uniformed designs and a flawless result,” she says.

Danelle says CND team creates “everything from the initial nail design sample to the finished look on the model’s nails”.

“The team collaborates with the designers to offer their collection the perfect finishing touch.”

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